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History of Adhesives

In simple terms, an adhesive is a “substance used for sticking objects or materials together” [www.oxforddictionaries.com]. Or, in even simpler terms, a “glue” [www.oxforddictionaries.com]. A simple 4 letter word, and yet the foundation of a multi-billion dollar global industry, encompassing…

Glue Stick and Glue Gun Terminology

The adhesive industry is no exception, we use terminology that is not always understood by the layman. On this note we thought it would be a good idea to explain a few of the more commonly used terms (alphabetically) when…

Glue Stick Sizes

Surprisingly we get asked on so many occasions: Will non Tecbond Glue Sticks fit in a Tec Glue Gun & will Tecbond Glue Sticks fit in a non- Tec Glue Gun? To answer this question, I must state that we…

Glue Glossary

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z A Abrasion resistance Resistance to wearing from a mechanical action on a surface. Abrasive…

Dot, Bead & Spray Grade Chart

The approximate amount of hot melt adhesive can be determined from the following. The sizes of dots, beads and spray grades are illustrated below… Try our Glue Calculator DOTS Number of dots per kilo Drop Small Dot Medium Dot Large Dot…

Is Hot Melt Glue Toxic or Hazardous?

When used correctly, hot melt glue and glue sticks aren’t toxic, and they shouldn’t release toxic fumes. There’s no clear evidence that hot glue releases toxic fumes if used at the recommended temperatures. Equally there’s no clear data around the…

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